Something New - With Teeth!
Well, I promised something new and interesting and while you might not privately think this is interesting, I'll bet you'll pretend it is since it has teeth! Yep, I got a drum carder! It's a Strauch Petite with the Brush Attachment. I bought it from Janet at The Wheel Thing and while I've only done a little bit with it, it seems really great! After sending some "junk" wool through to clean up any grinding dust like the directions said (OK, I only made it through the first page of directions before I started messing with it, but I'll go back and read every single word today - I promise), I got out the periwinkle Romney wool and started carding it. (That's a bit of what you see on the main drum.) Caleb got very excited about this new fierce thing with all the teeth and after a discussion about how close his fingers can go and how he can't turn the crank (I don't think wool likes to be carded at 6 year old speeds), he sat down and pulled small bits of fleece out and opened them up for me. He said it was more fun than Play Station! We'll have to see how long the novelty lasts. I'm going to see what I can do on it today and get the rest of the Romney carded. Tomorrow - Batts!
Labels: Spinning Prep